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Oct 31, 2012 7:00am PDT
. it shows the president helping americans at a time in need. it shows the federal government doing something to help people. that's an argument that he's been trying to make with voters general low. and, you know, chris christie may well face a re-election fight next year for governor against newark mayor cory booker. it's probably helpful for governor christie as well. the only person it's not helpful for is maybe governor romney to have one of his chief surrogates out there touring today with the president. >> somebody we should remind people that this was the keynote speaker at the republican national convention who had some choice words for the president at that time. and reid, it's also getting a lot of attention and people are raising eyebrows because michael bloomberg essentially said to the president we're really busy here, new jersey can speak for the region and there's no need for you to come to new york city. what do you think that's about? >> well, i think that's about recovering from the storm. it is real difficult for any white house -- or any city that's been hit boy a storm t
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
got a briefing from fema officials yesterday and said the federal government is ready. >> my message to the governors as well as to the mayors is anything they need, we will be there. we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we're anticipating and leaning forward. >> the romney campaign canceled his events in virginia yesterday. instead, he joined paul ryan on a bus tour of ohio. >> i know that right now some people in the country are a little nervous about a storm about to hit the coast, and our thoughts and prayers are with the people that find themselves in harm's way. >> of course, it couldn't come at a more important time politically. there's a new tracking poll out. it shows the president aahead of romney 49% to 48%. that's a three point swing in his direction from last week. before we get to politics, i want to bring in meteorologist bill karins to give us the latest on the storm. bill, where sandy is taking a slight left turn, right? >> she started the turn. this is the amazing part of the storm, history
Oct 30, 2012 7:00am PDT
are being told to stay home. government offices are shut down. only emergency personnel are working and what's the situation in delaware? >> we had quite a significant driving restriction and we lifted it today. we still have what we call a 11 one. no penalties for being out. you shouldn't be joyriding and you can be out if you need to be out. >> jack markell, put in perpective it's not as bad as other states nearby. >> thanks very much. >> governor chris christie, just starting to update on the situation there. >> we are with you. we have a long road ahead of us, but i have complete confidence we will come out of this better and stronger than before. this state is too tough to give in to this type of devastation and we, in the government, will be here to work with you to have new jersey completely recover. i've spoken with president obama several times. last time was at midnight last night and he assured me we'd have an expedited process with fema, and get whatever assistance he needed. he moved the expedited process this morning by declaring new jersey a major disaster area. the eight coun
Nov 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
to make sure that the federal government is very focused on this, that we cut through red tape and we ensure that the victims are taken care of. >> now, on the political side of this, each side has to decide what their closing message is going to be. mitt romney has been taking a softer tone. he didn't mention the president by name yesterday. he played off his sharpest attacks. let me play a little bit for you from yesterday. >> you should know i could not be in this race if i were not an optimist. i believe in the future of this country. i know we have huge challenges. but i'm not frightened by them. i'm invigorated by the challenge. we're going to take on these challenges. we're going to overcome them. >> how much do you think this storm affected how these last few days of the campaign will play out and what the message will be and how it will be delivered, ben? >> well, the president's going to make his closing argument today in wisconsin and colorado and nevada. he's certainly going to recognize the victims of this storm at the top of his remarks and note that this was a time for
Nov 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
and i thought that, you know, i want government to play a role in our lives and i have a feeling that romney doesn't think that it should. >> let's met bring in jonathan althar. welcome to my home state. let's talk about the economy and we put it in the context of the latest poll. jonathan, is this an economy election in ohio? >> it always is. this is the heartland of america and even when the economy isn't as big as it is this year, in ohio in particular, it's about those working class voters and whether they think that one candidate or the other is providing them with a better future. and this has been a very stable race in ohio. largely because of the senator who is taking the podium soon, sherrod brown. this is one of the hidden stories of ohio. we've heard a lot about the auto bailout being successful here. sherrod brown is still a very powerful organization of working class democrats who in the past have sometimes gone republican. this year, they're holding obama up is making him look pretty good in ohio is that he's got these working class white voters that he lacks in som
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